I've finally reached the point where I've laid all of the major track for my Cambridgeshire 1950s route. This is set at the end of the steam era and the beginning of the diesels. It covers the Cambridge main line from Royston through Cambridge up to Ely; the freight-only line between St Ives and Ely; and the passenger line from St Ives to Cambridge. At present about 70 route miles - with a mixture of straight (and level !) main line, some classic branch line and some industrial mileage. The line covers 22 stations - ranging from the tiny branch stations through to Cambridge itself - with loads of sidings and the tangled remnants of 3 major rail companies and their seperate infrastructure (LNWR, GNR and GER - plus representation from the M&GN).
Close up showing the layout of Cambridge station:
A working view of the north part of the station - plenty of generic buildings - no time or skill to do the real thing - help gratefully received
An early attempt at scenery - I'm sure I'll get better ...
And here is a screenshot of the crossing at Foxton on the line to Kings Cross:
Vast amounts of work still to do - next step is to re-lay parts of Cambridge station, then finish off the track layout at Ely.
I couldn't have got even this far without RWTools, RWDecal, RSBarns (embankments R us) and AndiS (for digging my route out of the merde after 2 months.
Any talented scenery or rolling stock builder out there who fancy a challenge
- please PM me - I've got loads of interesting and unique items for you to make.
WIP: Cambridgeshire Branch Lines - stage 3 in test - Kings Cross to Peterborough - scenario testing under way